2014 Boston

Fermentation Festival

September 27, 10-4pm at the Egleston Farmers Market

45 Brookside Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA

Our second annual Fermentation Festival will be a tour de fermentation! This completely *free* festival will be headlined by one of the world's most renowned fermentation revivalists, Sandor Katz. Also on hand will be dozens of speakers, lectures, demos and small fermenting businesses will be on hand to sample & sell their delicious work. We will also have a competitive & tasty pickle-off with some of Boston's most creative chefs. Join us at the Egleston Farmers Market at 45 Brookside Ave from 10-4 the day of the fest!


The festival will be for all levels of fermenting enthusiasts & lactic acid aficionados. There will be more advanced workshops & demos and a kraut mob for those interested in learning the basics of fermentation. 


Download the full festival schedule!














a weekend event

The festival is actually a full weekend event! Consider staying with us for the full weekend and joining in on all the lacto-fermenting fun! See the full weekend schedule with lots more info + resources for out-of-town guests here and check out highlights below:


Friday, 9/26, 7pm      pre-party potluck & music hootenanny

                               (7-9pm) at the St Rose Community Garden

                               and (9pm) party at house of Festival                                          founder Jeremy Ogusky just down the street

Saturday, 9/27, 10-4pm      fermentation festival

Saturday, 9/27, 4-7pm        after party at Bella Luna Cafe, get                                             tickets here

Sunday, 9/28, 10-1pm        fermentation-themed brunch with                                               Sandor Katz at Oleana Restaurant

festival pieces





brunch with Sandor Katz


kraut mob

culture petting zoo & sharing table 





If you live outside the Boston area, plan to attend the fest, and need an affordable place to stay for the weekend, check out these resources. If you live in the Boston area and with to offer your couch or spare room to out-of-town fermenters, please contact Becky, our out-of-town fermentation agent OR simply add your name to our:






Fermentation Festival Sponsors

Fermentation Festival volunteers

The festival is created by an awesome all-volunteer run group of stellar folks! If you were [mistakenly] ommitted from this list, please let us know...


systems guru & connector extraordinaire

media connector & amazing AV creator

fermenting chef in chief & idea man

fundraising queen & chief of get sh-t done

supreme logistics officer & Festival organizer

awesome fermentation connector & visioner

get-whatever-is-needed-done supreme volunteer

highest ranking cheese leader

pushing things forward guy

Good Egg Marketing PR & publicity superstar

Kimi Ceridon

Klementina Budnik 

Geoff Lukas

Lindsay Lake Gray  

Kate Peppard

Alex Lewin

Becky Clawson

Brad Jones

Jeremy Ogusky

Myrna Greenfield